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Burger King Created An Upside Down Whopper For Stranger Things Season 3

Burger King is unveiling an Upside Down Whopper—named in honor of the show’s Upside Down parallel dimension. The tie-in is a co-promotion with Coca-Cola and Netflix.

The Upside Down Whopper sandwich features exclusive packaging and the same ingredients as the original Whopper, served upside down. The burger will only be sold in 11 locations, a reference to the show’s protagonist Eleven. The limited-time product goes on sale June 21 at these locations:

10494 West Sample Road, Coral Springs, FL, 33065
25560 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX, 77494
128 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02108
415 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan, GA, 30263
2400 Caster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19134
2009 Coit Road, Plano, TX, 75075
2840 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60647
35 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102
4918 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90027
327 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10036
1437 West Patapsco Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21230

The 11 restaurants will also have limited edition T-shirts, crowns, ketchup packets and pins with a Stranger Things theme.

The campaign also includes a contest in partnership with Coca-Cola. By purchasing any soft drink at participating Burger Kings, 100,000 customers every day will have a chance to win swag, free food, cash, airline tickets, a car or a Stranger Things VIP Experience. Plus, a “Hopper Meal” (named after the police chief in the series) that is ordered through delivery service DoorDash with code “STRANGER” unlocks exclusive content from the third season from June 13 through June 20.

Stranger Things returns to Netflix on July 4.

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Good Burger Pop Up Announcement

Ahead of the premiere of the All That revival, Nickelodeon announced plans to launch a pop-up Good Burger restaurant in Los Angeles. The team behind Saved By the Max, the Saved By the Bell-themed diner that appeared in 2016, is partnering with the network to help bring Good Burger to life. While the restaurant won’t open until July 10, you can purchase tickets starting Monday, June 17 at 10 a.m. PT.

Visitors will be able to munch on real Good Burgers, Good Chunks, and Good Shakes. A statement from Nickelodeon also promises “Good Burger-themed service experiences, merchandise, games, secret sauce and more.”

The revived All That, executive produced by the original Good Burger team of Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell, will premiere Saturday, June 15 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. Original cast members Mitchell, Josh Server, and Lori Beth Denberg will make guest appearances, along with the Jonas Brothers.

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Watch Epix’s Pennyworth Trailer

Batman’s butler gets an origin story in Epix’s Pennyworth, starring Jack Bannon as Alfred Pennyworth, who is working security at a night club, meeting ladies, and chasing down bad guys when he meets his future employer, Thomas Wayne (Batman’s dad). Pennyworth premieres July 28 on Epix.

Also starring Paloma Faith, Ben Aldridge, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, Ryan Fletcher, Jason Flemyng and Polly Walker.

Pennyworth premieres July 28 on Epix.

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Disney Reveals First Look At Spin-Off Series Monsters at Work 

During the Annecy International Animation Festival in France, Disney released the first official promo art for their upcoming Monsters Inc. animated spinoff series titled Monsters at Work, offering us our first look at the newest character Tylor Tuskmon along with beloved characters Sully and Mike Wazowski. The series is set to debut sometime in 2020, exclusively on Disney’s upcoming streaming service Disney+. 

Monsters at Work picks up six months after the original movie with the power plant at its center now harvesting the laughter of children to fuel the city of Monstropolis. The series follows Tylor Tuskmon (Ben Feldman), an eager and talented mechanic on the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team who dreams of working on the Laugh Floor alongside Mike and Sulley. John Goodman and Billy Crystal are set to reprise their roles as Sully and Mike Wazowski for the spin-off series.

Also starring in the voice cast are franchise originals John Ratzenberger as Yeti, Jennifer Tilly as Celia, Bob Peterson as Roz, and franchise newcomers Ben Feldman (Superstore), Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Henry Winkler (Barry), Lucas Neff (Raising Hope), Alanna Ubach (Coco), Stephen Stanton (Star Wars Resistance) and Aisha Tyler (Archer).

Tran will voice Val Little, Tylor’s lifelong friend and confidante; Winkler will voice Fritz, the scatterbrained boss; Neff will voice Duncan, an opportunistic plumber; Ubach will voice Cutter, the officious rule follower; Stanton will voice Smitty and Needleman, the bumbling custodial team; and Tyler will voice Tylor’s mom, Millie Tuskmon.

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D23 Expo Announces Lineup For This Year’s Presentations

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has announced the lineup of the most highly anticipated presentations at D23 Expo 2019, August 23–25. The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, will kick off the Expo on Friday morning, August 23. Later that same day, Disney+ will showcase its exciting slate of original films and series coming to the streaming service, set to launch in the U.S. on November 12. On Saturday morning, The Walt Disney Studios will give fans a sneak peek at their collection of world-class film labels, including Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, and Lucasfilm. And on Sunday morning, fans will get a preview of what’s in store at Disney Parks during a presentation hosted by Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Bob Chapek.

These Expo favorites will take place in “Hall D23,” the 6,800-seat venue located in Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center. The schedule of Hall D23 Events and Presentations is as follows (all events subject to change and additional events to be announced in the coming weeks):

The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 23. The ceremony, hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, will once again honor those visionaries and artists who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy. This year’s recipients are: Wing Chao, Robert Downey Jr., Jon Favreau, James Earl Jones, Bette Midler, Kenny Ortega, Barnette Ricci, Robin Roberts, Diane Sawyer, Ming-Na Wen, and Hans Zimmer.

On Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., the highly anticipated streaming service Disney+ will give guests a first look at some of its original content including Lady and the Tramp, The Mandalorian, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, and many more during this star-studded presentation.

The Walt Disney Studios will present a behind-the-scenes look at its blockbuster collection of upcoming films on Saturday, August 24, at 10 a.m. Fans will see what’s on the drawing board for the acclaimed filmmakers at Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios and get a peek at the exciting slate of live-action projects, from Disney to Marvel Studios to Star Wars. As always, attendees will be treated to exclusive footage, special guest appearances, and more!

On Sunday, August 25, at 10:30 a.m., step into the magical world of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products with Chairman Bob Chapek to find out what’s new and what’s next for resorts around the globe, including more about the transformational plans for Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

Single-day tickets for Friday and Sunday of D23 Expo 2019 are available for $89 for one-day adult admission and $69 for children 3–9. Gold Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $77 for a one-day adult admission and $59 for children 3–9. Single-day Saturday tickets and three-day passes are sold out. For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2019, visit D23Expo.com.

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Watch Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 3 Trailer

Netflix has released the official Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 3 trailer featuring a new, highly intelligent and dangerous foe.

The Netflix original series was the second of four live-action (now canceled) series, including Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Luke Cage and Marvel’s Iron Fist, which all led to the teaming of the main characters in Marvel’s The Defenders. Of the four series, Marvel’s Jessica Jones took a suspenseful look into the life of Jessica Jones, played by Krysten Ritter, who works as a private investigator while she dealt with internal and external demons. The first season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones was the recipient of a prestigious Peabody Award.

In the second season, Jones is beginning to put her life back together after murdering her tormenter, Kilgrave (David Tennant). Now known throughout the city as a super-powered killer, a new case makes her reluctantly confront who she really is while digging deeper into her past to explore the reasons why.

Krysten Ritter is joined by a returning cast that includes Rachael Taylor (Trish Walker), Carrie-Anne Moss (Jeri Hogarth), Eka Darville (Malcolm Ducasse) and new cast members Janet McTeer and J.R. Ramirez, among others.

You can catch the third season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones starting June 14 only on Netflix.

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Watch For All Mankind  First Look Trailer

What if the space race had never ended? Watch an official first look at For All Mankind, an Apple Original drama series coming this Fall to Apple TV+.

For All Mankind is created by Emmy Award winner Ronald D. Moore (Outlander, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica), Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi. Told through the lives of NASA astronauts, engineers and their families, For All Mankind presents an aspirational world where NASA and the space program remained a priority and a focal point of our hopes and dreams.

For All Mankind stars Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Wrenn Schmidt, Shantel VanSanten, Sarah Jones and Jodi Balfour. 

Get notified when Apple TV+ premieres on the Apple TV app: http://apple.co/_AppleTVPlus.

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Mr. Mercedes Season 3 To Premiere September 10, 2019

Audience Network has announced that the third season of the acclaimed crime drama will premiere on September 10, 2019.

Executive producer Jack Bender is returning to direct with David E. Kelley coming back to oversee the writer’s room. Production on Season 3 began in Charleston, South Carolina earlier this year.

Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, the first season followed a retired detective, Bill Hodges, haunted by the case of a killer, Brady Hartsfield, who murdered 16 people in a stolen Mercedes and who remains undiscovered two years later, only for the killer to reemerge and begin taunting the detective, leading the two to engage in a deadly game of cat and mouse.

Mr. Mercedes Season 2 takes place a year after Hartsfield’s thwarted attempt to perpetrate a second mass murder in the community of Bridgton, Ohio. Since the incident, Hartsfield has been hospitalized in a vegetative state. Hodges has done his best to move on from his Brady obsession, teaming up with Holly Gibney to open Finders Keepers, a private investigative agency. But when unexplainable occurrences begin to affect hospital staff members attending to Brady, Hodges is haunted by the feeling that Brady is somehow responsible.

The original cast, including Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges) as Hodges, Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful) as Hartsfield, returned for the 10-episode second season along with newcomers Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Tessa Ferrer (Grey’s Anatomy) and Maximiliano Hernandez (Sicario).

Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey of Temple Hill Entertainment will executive produce the third season of the Sonar Entertainment series alongside Tom Lesinski and Jenna Santoianni of Sonar Entertainment, as well as Shane Elrod and Kate Regan of Audience Network.

The third season of Mr. Mercedes will premiere on Tuesday, September 10 at 10 p.m. EST.

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Wild and Crazy Guys: How The Comedy Mavericks of The 80’s Changed Hollywood Forever

The behind-the-scenes story of the iconic funnymen who ruled ’80s Hollywood—Bill Murray, Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, and Eddie Murphy—and the beloved films that made them stars, including Animal House, Caddyshack, and Ghostbusters

Wild and Crazy Guys opens in 1978 with Chevy Chase and Bill Murray taking bad-tempered swings at each other backstage at Saturday Night Live, and closes 21 years later with the two doing a skit in the same venue, poking fun at each other, their illustrious careers, triumphs and prat falls. In between, Nick de Semlyen takes us on a trip through the tumultuous ’80s, delving behind the scenes of movies such as National Lampoon’s Vacation, Beverly Hills Cop, The Blues Brothers, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and dozens more. Chronicling the off-screen, larger-than-life antics of Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, John Belushi, John Candy, and Rick Moranis, it’s got drugs, sex, punch-ups, webbed toes, and Bill Murray being pushed into a swimming pool by Hunter S. Thompson while tied to a lawn chair. What’s not to like?

Based on candid interviews from many of the stars themselves, as well as those in their immediate orbit, including directors John Landis, Carl Reiner, and Amy Heckerling, Wild and Crazy Guys is a fantastic insider account of the friendships, feuds, triumphs, and disasters experienced by these beloved comedians. Hilarious and revealing, it is both a hidden history of the most fertile period ever for screen comedy and a celebration of some of the most popular films of all time.

Read an excerpt HERE and order the book HERE.

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Stranger Things Are Happening At Baskin-Robbins

Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of specialty ice cream shops, is partnering with Netflix to give Stranger Things fans something to sink their teeth into leading up to the show’s highly-anticipated premiere this July 4th. Because after all, even Demogorgons love ice cream.

Starting in June, Stranger Things are happening at Baskin-Robbins. First, both ice cream and Stranger Things fans will be able enjoy two exclusive Stranger Things-inspired Flavors of the Month:

– Eleven’s Heaven: a waffle cone-flavored ice cream with chocolate-coated sugar cone pieces and a chocolate icing flavored ribbon

– Upside Down Pralines: chocolate ice cream with praline pecans and a chocolate-caramel flavored ribbon

Two Flavors of the Month instead of one are just the strange beginning; fans can get prepared for season three all month long with more Stranger Things inspiration, such as:

– Upside Down Sundae: a sundae featuring the Upside Down Pralines Flavor of the Month that’s built upside down with the toppings on the bottom

– Demogorgon Sundae: a waffle bowl sundae that frightfully resembles a Demogorgon monster

– Byers’ House Lights Polar Pizza® Ice Cream Treat: a flash back to season one that includes a Chocolate Chip Polar Pizza crust with Snickers ice cream, topped with strings of fudge and M&Ms Chocolate Candy Christmas lights

– USS Butterscotch Quarts: butterscotch flavored ice cream loaded with butterscotch toffee and a toffee ribbon, a sneak preview of what’s to come in July

– Elevenade Freeze: a refreshing summer drink made with vanilla ice cream and Minute Maid Lemonade

– Exclusive Stranger Things Merchandise: including a one-of-a-kind Steve Funko figure, 80’s-inspired magnets and sticker sets and Stranger Things t-shirts: all available at participating shops, while supplies last

– Collectible Containers: take home fresh-packed ice cream in one of four limited edition containers featuring Stranger Things designs: Baskin-Robbins double-dares fans to collect them all

“We wanted to give fans a taste of the new season of Stranger Things and are thrilled to partner with Netflix to give customers across the country an experience straight out of Hawkins, Indiana,” said Carol Austin, Vice President of Marketing for Baskin-Robbins. “Whether you love the show or just love some seriously delicious ice cream creations, we’ve got something for everyone.”

Hungry for more? The curiosity voyage continues on Sunday, June 9 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. with an Elevenade Freeze National Sampling Day. This flavor journey continues full steam ahead as the Baskin-Robbins and Netflix teams also bring season three’s Scoops Ahoy Ice Cream Shop to life with a one-of-a-kind ice cream truck that’ll be serving up scoops to fans on the West Coast in June.

If you’re too busy streaming seasons one and two to leave the house, Baskin-Robbins also offers online ordering for quick and easy in-store pickup (www.baskinrobbins.com/ordering) and deliveries through DoorDash (www.DoorDash.com/baskinrobbins).

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